A durational performance with Lucy Orta's 'Modular Architecture' (1996) | Devised by Phoebe Davies & Nandi Bhebhe
Sunday 4 June 2017, 1-5pm

 

Using Lucy Orta’s sculptures, dancers each explore and define a personal space before negotiating partnerships with other performers. Over the course of this day long performance, the boundaries between body and architecture dissolve.

 

Over the past two years choreographer Nandi Bhebhe and artist Phoebe Davies have collaborated to develop movement-based work, using live performance and video. Negotiating multiple histories and intergenerational perspectives, their work aims to disrupt power structures and explore relationships of solidarity. Since 2016 their work has been shown at Tate Modern, the gallery DKUK, London, and The Winter Northern Workshops programme.

 

Performers: Zinzi Minott, Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley, Sarah Kent, Hamish MacPherson and Darcy Wallace. 

 


 

Phoebe Davies is a Welsh artist and producer based at Somerset House Studios, London. Her work has recently been shown at Tate Britain, Arnolfini, Bristol, Assembly, Portland, USA, and ZA Connect, Johannesburg, ZA.  She is also part of Bedfellows, an artist-led research group, investigating life-long progressive sex education. 

 

Nandi Bhebhe is a British-born Southern African living in London. Nandi's performance work has spanned countries, dance companies and theatres, including; the international tour of Bill T. Jones' Fela! and projects with Vocab Dance Company, the Young Vic Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe.

 


 

Image: Lucy Orta, Modular Architecture - The Unit x 10, performance. Extract from 40' Dance performance, Soirées Nomades, Fondation Cartier, Paris. Courtesy of Lucy + Jorge Orta. Photo by John Akehurst. 

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